Creating and Managing Bird-friendly Landscapes

Preston Montague, M.L.A.

Thursdays, March 9, 2023 – March 23, 2023 — 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Birds can be an indicator of the health and biodiversity of the landscapes around us. Our landscape design and management practices can make a big difference in whether birds decide to ignore or explore our built environments.

bird on a flowering shrub

Join landscape architect Preston Montague for a presentation series designed to help you provide more resources for birds through design and management practices. Presentations are developed in collaboration with New Hope Audubon who provides fantastic resources to the public for the improvement of resources for birds.

Class Schedule

March 9: Introduction to Bird-friendly Landscapes

Join landscape architect Preston Montague for an introduction to building habitats for birds in your landscape. Participants will enjoy an overview of considerations, tips, and tactics for bird-friendly landscapes as defined by New Hope Audubon and the National Audubon Society.

March 16: Design Approaches for Bird-friendly Landscapes

Explore design considerations for developing bird-friendly habitats with Preston as he practices it in his landscape architecture studio. Participants will learn design fundamentals drawing from tenets of landscape ecology, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, and resources from New Hope Audubon.

March 23: Management Techniques for Improving Bird-friendly Landscapes

Building off of the introduction and design components of New Hope Audubon's Bird-Friendly Landscapes presentation series, landscape architect Preston Montague will dive into management considerations for built landscapes that improve resources for birds.

Continuing Education Credit

This class has been approved for 4.5 continuing education credits through the NC Board of Landscape Architects.

We are applying for continuing education credits through the NC Landscape Contractors' Licensing Board and will update this page when approved.

About Preston Montague

Preston Montague is a landscape architect and artist who developed a passion for the natural world while growing up in the rural foothills of Virginia. Currently, he leads an environmental design and fine arts studio in Durham, North Carolina developing projects that encourage stronger relationships between people and the natural world for the purpose of improving public and environmental health.

$100.00 for members, $150.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Register online using our registration e-store (in-person program and online program). Registration is limited and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
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